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A History of the World in 100 Weapons

ISBN: 9781472803467 | 1472803469
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Pub. Date: 4/22/2014

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Now available in a keepsake edition, this highly illustrated giftbook shows the progress of weapon technology through the ages.

From military history specialists Osprey Publishing, A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in. From the gladius of ancient Rome to the AK-47, all 100 are revealed in an array of sumptuous color photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this revised volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.

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